Tag: short call

How to Use Poor Man’s Covered Calls on Lower-Priced Stocks

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Poor Man’s Covered Calls  A few months ago I discussed the benefits of selling covered calls for monthly income. And while I am a huge proponent of using covered calls, my preference, particularly when dealing with higher-priced securities, is to use a strategy known as the poor man’s covered call strategy. A poor man’s covered call… Read more »

Trade Idea: How I’m Approaching Intel Earnings

Short Strangle Earnings Trade As I’ve said numerous times in the past, statistically speaking, when it comes to options strategies it doesn’t get much better than a short strangle. A short strangle is a neutral, range-bound options strategy (short call and short put) that has undefined risk and limited profit potential. Typically, a short strangle… Read more »

How to Hedge an ETF Using a Collar Options Strategy

The Collar Options Strategy Back in mid-July, I discussed the basics of a collar strategy. Now with more and more readers asking for hedge-based ideas, I want to discuss the strategy a bit further, this time using ETFs as my primary target. It’s no secret that we’ve seen an incredible rally over the past year… Read more »